VH1 acquires the rights to Happy Endings

Michelle Clancy | 11-12-2013

VH1 has acquired all 57 episodes of the sitcom Happy Endings from Sony Pictures Television. The VH1 deal marks the cable premiere for the single camera ensemble comedy, which originally aired on ABC for three seasons from April 2011 through May 2013.

Happy Endings will begin airing on VH1 with a marathon of every episode beginning 31 December and running through New Year's Day, before settling into its new home on Wednesday nights.

In addition to airing the show on VH1, the network has licensed rights to showcase episodes of the series online via its TV everywhere platforms and also on the new VH1 App.

"Happy Endings is one of our favourite network series, and we consider ourselves lucky to be able to add it to the VH1 line-up," said Ben Zurier, executive vice president of programming at VH1. "The show's authentic voice, memorable characters, and smart humour really stand out, and we're really pleased to be able to provide new platforms for viewers to enjoy it over and over. Lots of times."

Happy Endings offers a fresh and funny take on modern friendship and what one urban family will do to stay friends after the perfect couple who brought them all together break up on their wedding day.